Erik (Frederik Bester Howard) Laubscher (South African, 1927-2013) 'Turbulent Sky'
Lot 84*
Erik (Frederik Bester Howard) Laubscher (South African, 1927-2013) 'Turbulent Sky'
Sold for £18,750 (US$ 31,082) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Erik (Frederik Bester Howard) Laubscher (South African, 1927-2013)
'Turbulent Sky'
signed and dated 'E Laubscher 1968' (upper middle, verso) and bears inscription 'TURBULENT SKY / 1968 / E Laubscher, R?O' (upper middle, verso)
acrylic on canvas
115 x 120cm (45 1/4 x 47 1/4in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE
    Acquired directly from the artist by the current owner


    Following artistic studies in London and Paris, Laubscher spent much of the 1960s as colour consultant and paint salesman for Plascon Paints in the Western Cape, which resulted in a deep knowledge of the Swartland and Overberg, as evidenced in his landscape painting:

    "The Western Province is not like any part of Europe. The Swartland and Overberg regions have dimensions, rhythms and character peculiar to themselves...European movements do not give us the feeling of space and the continuity of the land which extends beyond our vision...There is a heroic majesty about everything pertaining to Africa...The artist must have a definite oneness with this magnitude." (The artist, interview with Joe Wolpe, preface to Wolpe Gallery exhibition catalogue, 1967)
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